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John McCormack
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Would you use LibreOffice or other free/OpenSource option in place of MicroSoft Office?
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+Gary B The formatting that LO (re)produces isn't perfect, sadly. When viewed in MS Office, things can get crazy with complex documents. Plus, LO doesn't support everything. Better to stick with open formats (pdf is an open standard, sans forms etc.) or just use MS' suite..
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Do you live thousands of miles from Ireland? Yearn to see Newgrange up close but cannot afford the air fare? Fret not. Technology now enables you to explore it from afar.... Newgrange by Seán Doran on Sketchfab Th...
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Who would like to make the world a better place for millions of children around the world? I'm looking for teachers, tutors and educators who know how to teach kids how to read and write in their local language to help translate +Raising Phoenicia​ to as many locales as possible.
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Gotta love the sense of humour from the Solus guys! :D
 
Don't cha wish your distro was hot like me..
Don't cha wish your boot time was insane like me?

=P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNSxNsr4wmA

P.S. Sorry for trauma induced by this post
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LMAO!
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Every year, InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for data centers, clouds, developers, big data analysts, and IT pros. LibreOffice has been selected amongst InfoWorld's top picks in open source business applications, collaboration, and middleware. According to Doug Dineley, InfoWorld's Executive Editor: "Open source software projects continue to fuel an amazing ...
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Solus!
Coz it's just that damn good :)
[ only slightly biased because I like it :) ]
 
Many thanks to +DistroWatch for seeding the Solus 1.2.0.5 ISO! 1767 torrent downloads and still counting! :)
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20160912#torrent
News and feature lists of Linux and BSD distributions.
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Budgie 10.2.7 now officially released!

https://solus-project.com/2016/09/10/budgie-10-2-7-released/

Updates starting to go in place for relevant repos
Budgie 10.2.7 Released. Budgie 10.2.7 Released. We're thrilled to announce the release of Budgie 10.2.7, the last release in our 10.2 series that aims to resolve a multitude of issues as well as land some user experience improvements.
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On the heels of announcing new versions 5.2 and 5.1.5 of the free, LibreOffice suite of productivity applications, The Document Foundation has provided statistics indicating that LibreOffice is gaining traction with Linux users, developers, administrators, and enterprises. In fact, the new version 5.1.5 of the suite is specifically tuned for enterprise users.
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Grab It! Grab It! Grab It!
 
Solus 1.2.0.5 officially released

Didn't see that one coming, did you? :P

A truly enormous amount of updates, with far broader hardware support, and many, many fixes. Take it for a spin now!

https://solus-project.com/2016/09/07/solus-1-2-0-5-released/
Today we are providing a minor update to Solus 1.2 in the form of Solus 1.2.0.5. This release enables us to address a multitude of issues that have since been resolved after the release of Solus 1.2, such as: Budgie: Battery icon refresh issues were solved; We resolved an issue where the ...
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Perhaps I'm totally unsuited to comment on this (I would never claim to be a fashion guru) but I really don't think these are much worse than you would see at major fashion shows.
[this assertion may be based on a fashion documentary I watched recently...
Ok, it was "Zoolander", but... y'know]
http://www.alphr.com/life-culture/1004258/google-takes-machine-learning-to-fashion-and-the-results-are-well
Google shows us why machines aren’t fashion designers
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Agreed on Gaga!
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I've said it before... but this project gets better by the day.
 
Check out issue #35 of This Week in Solus! #TWiS  

Much awesome abound, including Sol-MATE!

https://solus-project.com/2016/09/05/this-week-in-solus-install-35/
Welcome to the 35th installation of This Week in Solus! Have you found your Sol-MATE? Screenshot from 2016-09-03 21-27-18. On Friday we were happy to start our Solus Mystery Hackfest with a big announcement that builds upon the emphasizing we did in the previous This Week in Solus that we don't ...
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I am me... ...that is all
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I think... therefore... therefore.... 

Damn! What was I thinking? I think it was Lorem ipsum... something or other....

I like all that computery stuff, gadgets, motorbikes, movies, music and I love photography and graphics.
I work in three different but related areas (well... ya gotta feed the family): photography, web design and web marketing.

I have a gorgeous wife (seriously, she's a knockout!) and three kids that occasionally border on being nut-cases (well- I'm their Da :) )
Bragging rights
I once got to record a few songs in The Factory Studio in Dublin, where U2 recorded their album Zooropa and mixed the tracks in the famous Windmill Lane studios not long after The Rolling Stones had been there.... but I don't like to brag about these things ;-)
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Web Designer & Photographer - that's my story and I'm sticking to it :)
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  • Twisted Pixels
    Partner, 2013 - present
    Weddings, Portrait and Commercial Photography Photo Restoration and Digital Post-processing +TwistedPixelsPhotographyService
  • Twisted Pixels | Web Design
    Partner, 2010 - present
    Brand Design, Web Design & Development, Search Engine Optimisation for small to medium businesses, groups and individuals. http://twistedpixelsweb.com
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    Production Supervisor, 2011 - 2013
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    Production Supervisor, 1997 - 2005
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    Production Supervisor, 2005 - 2007
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    Manufacturing Trainer, 2008 - 2009
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